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Give Back to RCCF without Giving a Penny

  A concern sometimes expressed by donors or prospective donors to the Rush County Community Foundation is that they don’t have “enough” to give to make a difference.  Our response is quick and simple:  no donation amount is too small!  Any donated amount, when permanently invested and pooled with the contributions from others, makes a  … Read more

Forever Supporting the Mission of our Community’s Non-Profit Organizations

Last week’s Foundation Fact Friday culminated a seven month-long series of articles regarding the non-profit organizations the Rush County Community Foundation supports via designated endowment funds.  We hope that you enjoyed the mini-series of facts and learning about the focused funding provided to the broad array of non-profit agencies serving Rush County.   The series  … Read more

Rita Yager Memorial Ag Grant Fund – Application Deadline Approaching!

The Rush County Community Foundation is now accepting applications for the first grant from The Rita Yager Memorial Ag Grant Fund. Rita Yager was instrumental in establishing the Agricultural Careers and Education (ACE) organization in Rush County. This field-of-interest fund in memory of Rita Yager provides grants for education, safety, and the improvement of agriculture-related  … Read more

People Helping People: Supporting the Rush County United Fund and various Rush County non-profits via the Rush County Community Foundation

The last of our series reviewing the Rush County Community Foundation’s “designated endowment” funds, this week’s installment focuses on supporting the work of the Rush County United Fund.   The Rush County United Fund was established in 1958 as a non-profit organization with the mission to help, support, and serve several service agencies in Rush  … Read more

Preserving our Heritage

Each year, the hot first weekend of August draws locals and visitors alike to honor a treasured past of rural heritage.  This weekend marks the 68th Reunion of the Pioneer Engineers Club, or more casually known, the Steam Engine Show. The “Steam Engine Show” originated by a group known as The Pioneer Engineers Club.  The  … Read more

Posey Township VFD supported by the Rush County Community Foundation

As a part of the new series reviewing the Rush County Community Foundation’s “designated endowment” funds, we’ll be taking a weekly look at the Rush County nonprofit organizations that have funds that support their mission and work held at RCCF.  This week’s installment focuses on the Posey Township Volunteer Fire Department.   Volunteer Fire Departments  … Read more

Rush County Historical Society Receives CIRCLe Fund Grant

Thirty three members of the Circle Fund met recently to the select the fourth recipient of their annual grant. The Rush County Historical Society is the 2016 recipient of the $12,000 Circle Fund grant. It will be used to fund historical tours of Rush County as well as assist with their project of renovating the  … Read more

Supporting Milroy Economic Development at the Rush County Community Foundation

As a part of the new series reviewing the Rush County Community Foundation’s “designated endowment” funds, we’ll be taking a weekly look at the Rush County nonprofit organizations that have funds that support their mission and work held at RCCF.  This week’s installment focuses on the Milroy Economic Development Corporation.   The heart of the  … Read more

2016 Grand Idea Grant Workshop

RCCF is awarding a $25,000 impact grant to commemorate our 25th Anniversary. On July 21, 2016, we held our first Grand Idea Grant Workshop to kickoff the grant and to cultivate ideas to make an impact on the true needs of our community. 37 community leaders representing various areas of our community (and more than  … Read more